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Rue Roger CLement 32, Namur 5020, Belgium
+32 81 56 86 16
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (5 reviews)
“presentation” (2 reviews)
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French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Rue Roger CLement 32, Namur 5020, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

My husband and I visited Belgium in a five days culinary tour, and this restaurant was by far the best and at a totally different level and experience to the others. The chef and his team are really talented individuals who can combine imagination with...More

1  Thank FattyLondon
Reviewed 18 August 2017

As a couple for the lunch menu "Affaire"! Beautiful restaurant with a friendly and highly efficient staff. Everything is explained precisely so you know exactly what your eating. The food is the epitomy of the phrase "eating with your eyes", quite delicious with a presentation...More

Thank Merovingian1954
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I went there a couple of times and have been delighted. Their wine pairing menu is highly advisable. Service was perfect, friendly, attentive but not making you feel uncomfortable at any point. I loved also that they had this cart with a multitude of breads.

Thank JuJu-Melot
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a family celebration at lunchtime in a charming location, in a private alcove in the restaurant. The building is an old tannery, but with a great ambience and space to enjoy your meal without being intimidated by surrounding tables. We had a 6-course...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a gem of a restaurant. We had lunch there on our way to Spa for the Belgium GP. We had a fabulous lunch outside on the patio area which was served by extremely professional and pleasant staff. The food was truly memorable and...More

1  Thank steve r
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Fabulous place and exquisite dishes with outstanding service. The number 1 in Namur. Every single detail is an invitation to Enchantment. A place to experience !

Thank PulcinelliRoberto
Reviewed 9 March 2016

A very pleasant surprise. We arrived there at the last moment... with a reservation made 10 minutes in advance. Nice welcome, and brilliant food. A wonderful 6 course menu for a very reasonable price. The cuisine is inventive, modern, varied, and offers a symphony of...More

2  Thank donbernardissimo
Reviewed 19 February 2016

L'essentiel is a very convivial Gastronomic Restaurant ( one Michelin) and after spending several times there, I just can confirm they certainly owe a second star ..... but as says the Boss ( dear Mrs Benedicte) she prefers keeping their regular customers "than getting a...More

1  Thank thebelgianfox
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I visited L'essentiel with a client on a thursday evening, the restaurant was full: always a good sign. We took the 'Menu Ballade' with 5 courses @ 65 EUR: great value for money for a Michelin star restaurant. Superbe service, great food, I will go...More

1  Thank Luk S
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I had an amazing vegan lunch in the Michelin starred restaurant L’Essentiel in Temploux (Wallonia). We called one day ahead to ask whether it was possible to eat a vegan menu as this wasn’t advertised on their own website nor on the ViaMichelin site. The...More

4  Thank misspurpleann
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Jan SW W
15 July 2015|
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You can find Menu and price on the website . Lessentiel.be
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Roger CLement 32, Namur 5020, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Wallonia  >  The Ardennes  >  Namur Province  >  Namur
  • Phone Number: +32 81 56 86 16
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